Begell Digital Library was launched in 2000.
A. With Begell Digital Library you will have access to an extensive range of content dependent on your DL subscription: journal articles, conference proceedings, eBooks, references and databases.
Reference Works can be found here - http://www.begellhouse.com/references
Yes, Begell House continues the development and enhancement of the Digital Library.
Yes, several librarians were consulted and at various times met with us to discuss and review BDL to ensure that this site was user friendly. We continue to have several librarians review our site to make sure that BDL is kept up-to-date with the present technology.
Yes, the Begell House Digital Library web site supports the majority of the modern web browsers. It includes Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and higher), Opera (version 9.5 and higher), Google Chrome for Mac and Windows (version 3 and higher), Safari for Mac and Windows (version 3.4 and higher), FireFox for Mac, Windows and Linux (version 3.5 and higher).
Yes, the Begell Digital Library web site can be accessed through mobile devices. Begell House provides iPhone and iPad users with a special application (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/begell-house-publisher-inc/id437514278) to access the Digital Library. Since the spring of 2013, BDL is available on Android.
All users are able to search full-text and read tables of content, article abstracts, chapter summaries, and journal homepage information for free. Each of our journals has a free sample issue which can be found by going to http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/ and then clicking on the PDF icon for the journal of your choice. Some new journals provide free access to the first volume of the journal. All users can register for free to sign up for email alerts to inform them when the next issue of the journal has been published or when there are any updates on a journal.
Yes, there is the Access Icon (, , etc.) indicating which content the user is entitled to access through their institutional license or free access.
Federated access, such as Shibboleth, is supported, IP-based authentification, access by Username and Password, SUSHI, Portico, and COUNTER.
Yes, usage reports are available for librarians on the "Librarians" page. Librarians can obtain COUNTER compliant reports and the Librarian page (http://www.begellhouse.com/librarian_reports/) provides access to statistics for their complete subscriptions which include usage of ebooks and all reference databases.
The following reports are available
Yes, Begell House supports SUSHI. Librarians and Consortia are provided with a special URL where they can obtain usage reports.
The usage data is updated every month.
Registered Users for the ToC Alerts and Journal Updates will automatically receive early notification of the Table of Contents for the current journal issue being published and a monthly listing of the articles that have been accepted for publication.
Users can export citations directly into EndNote, RefWorks and BibTeX.
Click on the item "Add to Citation Manager" in the right bar on the article page, click on the "Download the citation ..." next to the appropriate citation manager icon. In the pop-up window choose a correct location and save the citation on your computer. Open the reference manager you used and import the citation.
Yes, reference linking is available to CrossRef, PubMed, as well as links to content within Begell Digital Library.
Yes, search engine discoverability is fully supported with full-text crawling of content to deliver relevant and immediate results to users, including users coming to Begell Digital Library from Google, Google Scholar and other library discovery tools.
Full-text searching is available through all product types. Search results can be sorted by various criteria.
Yes, MARC records are available for Online Books. They can be downloaded from the fook description page.
Yes, DOIs are available for all Begell Digital Library products, articles, issues and eBook chapters.
Begell House journals appear in CAB Abstracts, CAS, Chemical Abstracts, CINAHL Information Systems Compendex, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, EBSCO, Embase, Engineering Index, Google Scholar, Inspec, MedLine, National Agricultural Library, Petroleum Abstracts, PubMed, Science Citation Index, Scopus, and Zentralblatt Math. You can download a current list from the website.
Yes, the Librarian Tab for Resources & Tools has an email template, flyers on the Begell Digital Library and each of the BioMedical and Engineering Collections.